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Linkedin Q4 2015 Earning is Above Expectations, But Stocks Drop 30%

LinkedIn on Thursday reported its fourth quarter earnings in 2015. The number is better than analyst expectation, but its stock dropped to 30% because of weaker earnings guidance that analyst forecasted.

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Sprint

Sprint's bonds tumble as Moody's downgrades US wireless major

The US wireless major Sprint backed bonds tumbled in the market following the downgrade by Moody's, which sees increasing burden of debt maturities, brutal competitions and lack of operational stability for the third largest US wireless company.

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Strong fundamentals push Ashtead stock to lead Footsie-100

The encouraging rise in revenues and further growth potential have helped industrial equipment hire group Ashtead to top the FTSE-100 stocks in terms of price rise in the market.

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Altice enters U.S. cable market with Suddenlink acquisition

French telecommunications group Altice SA said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion to enter the fast-growing U.S. cable sector.

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Brazil's largest fixed-line telecoms group Oi

Brazil's Oi rethinks Unitel stake sale as Angola relations warm

Brazilian telecom group Oi SA (OIBR3.SA) is reconsidering the sale of its African assets as relations improve with an estranged partner, Chief Executive Bayard Gontijo said on Monday.

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Osram to separate from lamps and focus on automotive

Germany's Osram (OSRn.DE) plans to transfer its 2 billion euro ($2.5 billion) general lamps business into an independent legal structure, paving the way for a possible spin-off or sale and allowing it to focus on automotive lighting and components.

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Procter & Gamble

Henkel, Revlon, Coty prepare bids for P&G beauty brands -sources

Personal care and cosmetics companies Henkel & Co KGaA AG, Revlon Inc and Coty Inc are preparing bids for parts of Procter & Gamble Co's beauty business, according to sources.

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Dubai Aerospace

Dubai Aerospace explores StandardAero sale - sources

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd, an aircraft leasing and maintenance company controlled by the government of Dubai, is looking to sell its aviation services unit, StandardAero, for more than $1.8 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing buys UK train company Eversholt

Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd, backed by Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, has bought Britain's Eversholt Rail for an enterprise value of 2.5 billion pounds ($3.8 billion), the latest in a string of Asian buyers targeting European assets.

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Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari, issue $2.5 billion convertible bond

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) (FCAU.N) said on Wednesday it will spin off its luxury sports car maker Ferrari and list the shares as part of a bigger scheme which includes a $2.5 billion convertible bond issue to help fund its ambitious business plan.

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FCC

Spain's FCC says board approves $1.3 billion rights issue

Spanish builder and services company FCC (FCC.MC) said on Sunday its board had approved a well-flagged capital increase of 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) which it will use to pay down debt.

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Merck KGaA

Merck KGaA to buy Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion

Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA (MRCG.DE) said it agreed to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL.O) for $17 billion in cash to boost its Merck Millipore lab supplies business in the biggest takeover in the German group's history, lifting its shares.

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Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group spins strip center unit to a REIT

US operator of shopping malls Simon Property Group announced its proposed spin-off of its cluster portfolio of its strip centers and malls as a REIT on Friday.

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Shire

Shire Plc purchases ViroPharma

The USD4.2 billion purchase by Shire Plc of ViroPharma Inc is the highest purchase on EBITDA rates for a biotechnology firm in history, as the price is 58 times EBITDA.

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Orange's EBITDA and share prices fall

The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for Orange SA declined as both sales revenues and share prices also declined.

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